Abbey crunch will await Jim’s leaders

Jack Redshaw turned down a switch to Peterborough
Jack Redshaw turned down a switch to Peterborough
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Morecambe will look to maintain their flying start when they make the long trip to Cambridge United tomorrow.

The Shrimps have won their opening three league games and sit proudly at the top of League Two on goal difference from Burton Albion.

Last week they were boosted by striker Jack Redshaw’s decision to reject a £175,000 move to Peterborough.

He has elected to stay at the Globe Arena for family reasons after Morecambe had accepted the bid from Posh.

Shrimps boss Jim Bentley said: “We accepted it and it was a decent offer but he went and looked at it and decided at this stage in his life and his career, it wasn’t the right move for him.

“Jack wanted to stay but I do think if he can keep turning in decent performances and getting on the scoresheet then there will be more who come after him in the future.

“But I’m thankful to still have him.”

Redshaw said: “Morecambe made it very clear that they didn’t want me to go but at the same time said it was a great chance for me to see what was on offer.

“I passed the medical, had a chat with them, they showed me round and then the actually wanted me to sign that day and play at the weekend.

“But I’ve got more important things at the moment – my missus is due a baby and we’ve already got a three-year-old ,so I said I needed to have a good think about it.

“I couldn’t jump into it. I went home last Thursday afternoon and spoke to my family and a few hours later I made the decision.

“I’m not denying it would have been a great move for my footballing career but family is more important to me.”

Bentley is looking forward to the Abbey Stadium meeting with Cambridge, who were promoted via the Conference play-off final in May.

He said: “I’d like to think we can make it four wins in a row.

“We’ve got some good momentum coming off the back of three wins and we will go there and try and win the game.

“We’ll do our homework and pay the opposition respect. They’ve just come up from the Conference and we know exactly what it’s like when you come up and you have that winning mentality.”